The Specials announce new album

British 2-tone icons The Specials have announced their first album of original material in two decades. The band will release the new LP called Encore on February 1st, 2019 via UMC/Island.

Encore  will be the band’s first album of new material since 1998’s Guilty ‘Til Proved Innocent!. The lineup for the band on the Encore is Lynval Golding, Terry Hall and Horace Panter, along with drummer Kenrick Rowe and guitarist Steve Cradock. It’s  the first time that founding members Panter,  Golding and  Hall have recorded together since 1981’s UK number one single Ghost Town.

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Michał Gawlicz died

Sad news. Michał Gawlicz died, he was 39 years old. Michał has been associated with Polish reggae music for many years, he was a manager, promoter, creator and prime mover of many musical projects and events (for example Reggae Majówka in Olesno).He worked a.o. with HABAKUK, Makabunda, Naaman, Lion Vibrations and Sidney Polak. He was the founder of the concert and publishing company Artakcja – he published Cała Góra Barwinków’s album “Beat 2 Meet U” and a film about the Częstochowa reggae scene “Żywe Drzewo”. R.I.P.

Rocksteady Sporting Club raising money for debut album

Do you know the Rocksteady Sporting Club? RSC is a great rocksteady/ska band from Reunion Island (one of the overseas departments of France), between Madagascar and Mauritius. The band was founded in 2003. To date, band’s discography is just three singles released by Maudit Tangue Label rock péi on limited 7-inch vinyls. After 15 years of activity the band decided to release their debut album, entitled “Holy Soul – Backyard Diaries”.

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